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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
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All reviews sea turtles fish wrap visitor center tide pools nice walk ancient hawaiians hawaiian fish lava rock small boat harbor bring water lovely beach shallow water worth a stop self guided tour short hike hawaiian culture the big island
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This was a great little find on my family's recent vacation to the Hawaii. The visitor center is nice and open and the ranger was super helpful. We drove to the harbor for the shorter hike to the beach and would recommend everyone do this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank csul17
Reviewed 1 week ago

The seaside and beaches are a short hike through the park. Park has a relatively long coastline it's easy to spot numerous sea turtles feeding in the area and also resting on the beaches. Other animals may also be seen (e.g. seals).

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank _sw5555_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on Christmas Day. Things were limited due to the government shutdown. There was about a mile hike down to the shore, where you could see the green sea turtles and appreciate the beach. This was a good historic place to learn about Hawaiian...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CRLsrating
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a few dives here off the park a number of years ago and it was great! The water was so crystal clear and blue! Saw lots of turtles swimming and that was on it's own already worth the dives. Really enjoyed!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank spamobile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our sons birthday here - great for kids as there are very few waves and super exciting for them to see the turtles!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tessa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small beach has sea turtles nesting at one end and the remains of a heiau at the other. Visitors are required to stay 20 feet away from the turtles, but it's not easy. They swim right past you as you wade. This isn't a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jemurph328
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Easy to get to, park and walk to. Nice beaches, clean restrooms, lots of turtles and shade. well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank crazyone2
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Nice setting of lava rocks,plants and water. Enjoyed walking around ...many interesting artifacts around the site.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eugene C
Reviewed November 13, 2018

We happened to visit during a uke kanapila (jam session) and stayed to listen. We then followed the schedule of hula and laupalala(?) weaving. These were free lessons by personable and friendly park volunteers. We came three times that week. We also hiked to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank casimirout
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I always take guests down to this area to see the old fish catchment ponds as well as the turtles that come ashore there to rest and eat seaweed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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marxanthony
July 25, 2017|
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Response from pikake1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel there
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Debbie T
May 18, 2017|
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Response from 511jom | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We had a hire car.
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Thomas H
September 6, 2016|
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Response from Shelley P | Reviewed this property |
We parked at the end of the marina. It is a short walk to the beach where the turtles are. On that trail is a fork, take the left one.
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